Indonesian Press Day,’ 9th Feb – Fake News? If Only!
So the MUI are issuing a fatwa against ‘fake news?’
Since it’s National Press Day here today, I’m focusing, yes, again, on the Indonesian Council of ‘Scholars’ – that’s the state-sponsored body which produces one bizarre dogma-diktat after another…
…really bright stuff, like telling women how to ride, or NOT to ride, their motor-bikes…
She’s probably not enjoying her bike in an MUI-approved way!
…and warning against the menace of yoga.
Now they’ve got ‘fake news’ in their sights.
Whatever that means.
I doubt the Indonesian press is any worse than the American mainstream media, or the British, vast sectors of which deliberately distort realities, by calling parasitic hordes ‘refugees’, or describing illegal immigrants as ‘undocumented.’
But I do sometimes wish that some of the local media reports on the MUI’s output might turn out to be fake news.
It was MUI’s Deputy Chair, Ma’aruf, who kindly advised everyone that FGM is a ‘human right!’
And here’s another of their ‘scholars’ talking.
Syamsul Maarif, General Secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Jakarta
“If the act of adultery is by a married person, then stoning is the sentence, while if unmarried, then it’s whipping,” he said.
- One day I may wake up and find all the awful stuff emanating from the MUI was just a bad dream.
Now it’s time for bed.
- If only…